The following is a list of common angel, VC, and other investment groups in Utah. The groups stretch across Utah from Logan to St. George. Each group is comprised of accredited investors and mostf have been entrepreneurs themselves. If you know of other groups not listed here, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Because Grow Utah is now a non-profit, it does not directly invest in companies. The funding arm of Grow Utah is now called Island Park Investments (listed below).
KickStart Seed Fund
Park City Angels
The active lifestyle of Park City has attracted many dynamic and successful business leaders that have deep experience in building world class businesses. The Park City Angels facilitate unique, high-caliber networking and development forums for angel investors and mentors involved in early-stage investment. Our mission is to promote best practice in order to reduce risk in early-stage investments for the benefit of entrepreneurs, investors and the community. Our members are drawn from private groups, including investors and mentors who are interested in supporting and/or financing early-stage ventures.
Our members have in common a strong desire, willingness, and capability to support ventures where they can work with management in the local region. We invest in areas where we believe our group can be a true value-added investor.
Within our group is an environment where self help and camaraderie predominate and where angels can develop confidence in their early-stage investment skills.
Early-stage investing today is analogous to the early days of the stock market where railways and gold mining stocks attempted to attract scarce investment dollars. Clever people made their fortunes during these exciting times. The Park City Angels provide an environment where investors can develop a clever approach to early-stage investment.
Signal Peak Ventures
Utah Angels 2
Royal Street Investments
Zeta Venture Partners
Signal Peak Ventures
Renewable Tech Ventures
Rock & Hammer Ventures
Island Park Investments
Southern Utah/Dixie Angels
Our members are drawn from private groups, including investors and mentors who are interested in supporting and/or financing early-stage ventures. Our members have in common a strong desire, willingness, and capability to support early-stage ventures.
Because we like to be involved with our investments, we prefer deals that originate in Utah, Nevada or locales contiguous to southwest Utah.
Salt Lake Life Science Angels
Crowchild companies focus on bootstrap growth to prove their business model and retain equity through early-stage development. Our distressed acquisitions have access to our network of experts and investors to get things back on track. All crowchild projects are undertaken for a short incubation period while developing access to equity markets
- With $1-$5 million of EBITDA
- Solid Management
- Location Generally in the Western United States
- Defensible Business Model
- Opportunities for Exit at Increased Terminal Value
University Venture Fund
Students play a key role in analyzing and determining the investment worthiness of a business. They perform in-depth due diligence on the company and the sector in which it operates. They work directly with the entrepreneurs and other investors in the deal, and work hard to truly understand the business model and opportunity.
Utah Fund of Funds
InnoVentures Capital Partners
Aries Capital Partners
DW Healthcare Partners
Sentry Private Equity
The Partners of Prospector Equity Capital, L.P. believe in forming long-term partnerships with experienced and driven management teams in order to foster successful market leaders. The Partners seek opportunities where they can add value through their diverse investment background with expertise and strategic resources across a broad range of industries.
Cherokee & Walker Private Equity
Alerion Capital Group
Decathlon Capital Partners
Decathlon is based in Park City and managed by Wayne Cantwell who is also associated with Crescendo Partners in Palo Alto.
The core of who we are is in our name: ‘Partners’. We seek to be a true value-add partner to the entrepreneurs we back, and we look for entrepreneurs who desire more than just capital from an investment partner.
For over 11 years, Peterson Partners has been partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs. We have invested in over 130 companies, primarily in the US, but also Canada, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, and India.
Originally Peterson Ventures consisted of our Founding Partner and Chairman personally backing outstanding entrepreneurs. Over time, he recruited investment professionals that understood the unique pressures a start-up entrepreneur faces, and could help navigate those challenges.
Peterson Ventures now has a 6 year track record and has invested in more than 45 portfolio companies. We back 10-14 new entrepreneurs every year across many sectors, and we spend most of our time working for our entrepreneurs, however they need us.
BYU Cougar Capital
Cougar Capital partners with venture capital and private equity firms and becomes a member of the syndicate team conducting due diligence on potential investments. When appropriate, Cougar Capital will co-invest with the industry partners in the deal.
Started in 2005, Cougar Capital has produced alumni currently working in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, and award-winning entrepreneurial startups. Forbes magazine recently designated Cougar Capital as one of the most innovative business classes in America.